News Casters Are Supposed To Be UnBiased

@Susan2015 (19306)
United States
October 26, 2016 6:31am CST
Truly, I don't remember when newscasters were more biased. CNN and FOX are really bad. I thought as new anchors and reporters, they are supposed to stay unbiased. It's been just the opposite. They need to not do this when they are on on TV.
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@marlina (65069)
• Canada
26 Oct 16
The should not be biased but they all are, most of them anyway.
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@KristenH (21238)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
26 Oct 16
This is why I don't watch the news anymore. I used to watch Fox News with my mother, when she had it on, most of the time. I agree.
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@JolietJake (43501)
• Olney, Illinois
26 Oct 16
Reporters are supposed to deal with facts, and not personal opinions...but most of them choose to deal only with facts that agree with their personal opnion
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
3 Nov 16
You're right, JJ, REPORTERS are supposed to be unbiased and deal only with facts. Most straight reporters do just that but most of the news personalities on the 24 hour cable news networks aren't straight reporters, they're analysts, pundits, opinion journalists or whatever term they choose to use.
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@Corbin5 (85324)
• United States
26 Oct 16
I do believe those in the media are the most biased people around. That is why we should ignore what comes out of their mouths.
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@Dena91 (3792)
• United States
26 Oct 16
This is why we haven't watched news in years. Tired of not being told news but rather their agenda.
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@anniepa (27121)
• United States
3 Nov 16
Where do you get your information if you don't watch the news? Just wondering...
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@Dena91 (3792)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@anniepa I mostly read news online. I search out different news sources, not just the main ones. As far as watching, I don't like listening to the newscasters because of their agendas, pushing their opinions instead of bringing the news.
@jstory07 (59922)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Oct 16
They are just suppose to report the news but they report the way they want to and not the way they are suppose to.
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@Jessicalynnt (47933)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Oct 16
well they are parroting what they are told to parrot, so it's not the reporters and anchors as much as the station execs backing this or that thing, I do agree though, I hate the news bias
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• United States
27 Oct 16
the media needs to be tarred'n feathered. they spread garbage quicker'n a high plains wind storm'n spring!
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@Tampa_girl7 (22279)
• United States
27 Oct 16
I have noticed this too
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@just4him (96323)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct 16
There's a lot of bias in news casting. It's a shame.
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@HazySue (17568)
• United States
26 Oct 16
I agree they ar33e supposed to be unbiased. Too bad they are not.
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@egdcltd (5921)
26 Oct 16
It's a real problem when they are biased but pretend they aren't. I read that old (nineteenth century?) British newspapers were extremely biased, but never claimed to be otherwise, which is more acceptable.
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@Asylum (48093)
• Manchester, England
26 Oct 16
Unfortunately the news channels and newspapers are extremely biased, which is the core of the problem.
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@sol_cee (13979)
• Japan
26 Oct 16
And many people are wrongly uninformed because of them.
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@CoralLevang (16166)
• United States
26 Oct 16
I remember being in school when I was a young girl and hearing about just how wonderful it would be to be a journalist and be unbiased. I thought that was so interesting! And in the days that I was young I think there still was journalism from that perspective. Of course, we all have our own biases, but the goal was to be as unbiased as possible so that people made their own decisions. It was at the height of critical thinking. But media has changed over the years, especially with the Advent of Television being in everyone's home. That's started years ago and because we had the visual on top of it, it became a very fertile environment for persuasion. And sometimes, insidiously so. The journalist that I always wanted to be was put to sleep a very long time ago... First because of a lack of support by those who were supposed to be encouraging me in my early days, and then also by what has evolved over the years.
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• Preston, England
28 Oct 16
media bias is rife globally sadly
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@LoriAMoore (7553)
• United States
30 Oct 16
Journalism has degraded in the last 10 years for sure.
@anniepa (27121)
• United States
3 Nov 16
It can be traced directly back to the advent of Fox News and before that the deluge of right-wig radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh. Some people actually think they get "facts" from these people!
@anniepa (27121)
• United States
3 Nov 16
I think a lot of people don't understand the difference between newscasters/straight reporters and opinion journalists. Since we now have all these 24/7 cable news networks they need to fill all those hours so they all have their various shows, particularly in prime time, where they'll have an anchor person and various guests on the air to engage in panel discussions about the issues of the day. It's up to us the viewers to decide who we trust and whose opinions we respect.